Monday, May 15, 2017

Snail Mail - Habit

Snail Mail, aka Lindsey Jordan of Baltimore, MA, does 90s throwback indie rock perfectly, especially considering she wasn't even alive in the 90s. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, Snail Mail is 17. (When I stop to think of the kind of music that I would have been doing when I was 17, and that was in the 90s...)

Snail Mail's EP, Habit, was released back digitally in 2016 and somehow evaded our attention. Luckily, it's about to be released on vinyl so it has popped up on our radar. Habit is going to be perfect for anyone that is loving the current 90s indie sound being brought back to the forefront by Courtney Barnett and Palehound. Her voice is a mixture of Juliana Hatfield and Liz Phair, with just the slightest bit of Kim Gordon thrown in. Musically, it's also pretty similar to those three artists. It has a much more melancholy aspect to it, and could almost fall into the singer/songwriter category if the guitars weren't so perfectly jangly.

You can listen to "Static Buzz" below. Currently, Snail Mail's EP, Habit, is available digitally via Bandcamp. If you don't mind waiting, the vinyl will be out on July 28 on Sister Polygon Records. For more on Snail Mail, check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

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